Slight improvement for AF-KLM in January


Air France KLM has seen revenue tonne kilometres (RTK) fall by 6.4 per cent to 667 million in January, though the load factor has increased.

Though RTK fell by 6.4 per cent, capacity measured in available tonne kilometres (ATK) dropped by a larger amount, by 6.8 per cent to 1.1 billion. This meant the load factor was 0.2 percentage points higher than January 2015, up to 56.8 per cent.

The load factor improvements came from KLM, which saw an increase of 1.3 percentage points to 64.4 per cent. KLM saw RTK fall by 6.7 per cent to 395 million, and ATK drop by 8.5 per cent to 614 million.

Air France struggled with RTK falling by 6.1 per cent to 272 million, and ATK down 4.9 per cent to 560 million. Air France’s load factor dipped by 0.6 percentage points to 48.5 per cent.